South Asian-inspired Yoga Apparel

Posted by admin on 04 Oct 12 - 0 Comments

Bored with your usual yoga togs? Om Republic’s Fall 2012 collection might have something that could jazz up your yoga wardrobe. This season, the Singapore-based yoga apparel brand draws its design inspiration from traditional South Asian dresses. Think kurtis and kaftans, with their distinct open-collar necklines, re-styled to bring you from the studio to the street.

“At Om Republic, we seek to differentiate ourselves by offering refreshing designs with distinct Asian influences,” explains Min Sim, founder and designer at Om Republic. “We’ve always been intrigued by the beautiful tunics from South Asia. They are cool and stylish, quite the epitomy of ethnic chic. So, we’ve decided to make them the centrepiece of this collection. The result is new styles accented by the silhouettes of these traditional South Asian dresses, designed to provide comfort and style.”

In addition to the South Asian-inspired new designs, this season also sees the return of classic Om Republic styles featuring Chinese-influenced trims, this time in new colours.

To view the complete collection, visit Om Republic’s website.

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Body & Brain Connect

Posted by admin on 12 Aug 12 - 1 Comment

We all know that a healthy mind and a healthy body goes hand-in-hand. If you are interested to learn more about the body and brain connection, there will be an upcoming workshop by Anne Bishop on August 18 in KL.

Anne has been teaching Pilates & Yoga since 2002. In 2011, she graduated from Harvard where she created Body Brain Connect, a continuing education company specializing in connecting Brain Science with movement practice. Anne will be offering a continuing education course specifically designed for Pilates & Yoga instructors on August 18, 10am-4pm at Yogshakti.

The morning session will focus on the top three most effective mind-body and fitness techniques to improve brain fitness, while in the second half, practitioners can learn how to improve your pilates and yoga teaching through brain-based teaching techniques. Eg. what are the best ways to use imagery, touch, verbal cues or demonstration when working with a client. For more info, visit Body Brain Connect.

Workshop Location:
1 Jalan Damai 13 Kiri
55000 Kuala Lumpur

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Yoga & Pamper Day Retreat (16 June 2012)

Posted by huihsien on 19 Apr 12 - 0 Comments

Treat yourself or a loved one to a pampering retreat this June. The retreat starts off with a yoga session designed to detox your body. After a light snack, you begin a 90 minute spa session to soothe your tired muscles and relieve tension that you have accumulated throughout the week. A mini buffet lunch will be served after.

Date of Retreat: 16 June 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Vila Manja, 41 Jalan Damai, Kuala Lumpur

This Yoga & Pamper Retreat Package includes the following:

  • 90 minute detox yoga session
  • Light snack
  • 60 minute massage
  • 30 minute body scrub / hot stone massage
  • Mini buffet lunch
  • Free flow herbal tea

Cost: RM350
Early Bird Special (pay in full by 6 June, 2012): RM290

Non-refundable deposit of RM150 is required.

For bookings or further information, please contact Hui at , call 012-224 2118 OR visit Hui’s website


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2D/1N Detox Camp (2 – 3 June 2012)

Posted by huihsien on 01 Apr 12 - 1 Comment

Date : 2-3 June 2012
Venue : Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Lot 6019, Jalan Changkat Larang
31000 Batu Gajah, Perak
Fee : RM560


Camp is led by Maggie Chai who has had years of experience in nutritional conditioning and Swee Seng, a yoga teacher who specialises in Therapeutic yoga, Yin and Yang yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Kriya yoga, Healing yoga & Water yoga.

Let Maggie and Swee Seng lead you on this journey of health therapy and yoga to help your overall physical and spiritual harmony.

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Singapore-based yoga apparel brand Om Republic has released its new Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Drawing its inspiration from traditional Asian dresses, the collection features sari-inspired one-shoulder cropped tops and tank tops, kimono-accented necklines, and qipao-influenced trims.

Check out some of the collection here:

Made with organic cotton, with a touch of spandex for stretch, the eco-friendly line is suitable for wear to yoga and pilates, a day around town, or simply lounging around. The tops feature convenient and comfortable 360 degree internal shelf bras with removable bra pads, while the bottoms feature gusset construction for added comfort and fit.

Om Republic was founded by Singaporean Min Sim – see our earlier interview here.

To view the complete 2012 collection, visit Om Republic’s website.

PS. KLyoga readers are entitled to FREE Shipping to Malaysia for all orders above S$75. Just enter code KLYOGA12 when checking out from Om Republic’s online store to enjoy this special deal. Offer valid now through 30 April 2012.

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Cooking & Yoga Half Day Retreat

Posted by huihsien on 21 Nov 11 - 0 Comments

Fancy a healthy start to your weekend? Come and join this half day retreat for a rejuvenating yoga and fun culinary experience.

Date of Retreat: 11 Feb 2012 (Saturday)
Venue: At 19 Culinary Studio, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

This Cooking & Yoga Half Day Retreat Package (8am – 2pm) includes the following:

  • 2 hour yoga session (covers breathing, alignment and relaxation)
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • 2 hour cooking class, with the theme “Staying Young & Healthy”
  • Free Goodie Bag

Cost: RM390
Early Bird Special (pay in full by 11 January, 2012): RM350

Non-refundable deposit of RM200 is required.

For bookings or further information, please contact Hui at , call 012-224 2118 OR visit Hui’s website


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Yin Yoga Workshop by Victor Chng

Posted by huihsien on 05 Oct 11 - 1 Comment

Learn the foundations of Yin Yoga at this workshop by Victor Chng. Learn to improve your flexibility safely, gain insight to energy flow patterns within your body and understand how to integrate strength and flexibility to advance in your practice. Read more »

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Detox with Kundalini Yoga

Posted by huihsien on 02 Oct 11 - 0 Comments

Detox your body from inside out with this 3 hour workshop that uses Kundalini techniques to cleanse the body and mind from toxins to reveal a healthy and radiant you.

The workshop starts with some breathing exercises to purify the body and develop a more focused mind. Next is a physical practice where the body goes through a series of twists, hip openers and forward bends to cleanse the internal organs.

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Wild Yoga Retreat

Posted by huihsien on 08 Sep 11 - 1 Comment

Yoga Camping Trip with a touch of luxury. Open to both sexes, multilevel practitioners and complete beginners. Reap the benefits of doing yoga outdoors in this rustic wonderland, relax by the cool flowing river and sample organic vegetarian food at one of Malaysia’s best kept secret locations. Read more »

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Vegetarian Recipes

Posted by admin on 23 Jul 11 - 1 Comment

It’s a well known fact that yoga goes hand-in-hand with the vegetarian diet. Some people go further to say that eating less meat gives you more flexibility and enhances your yoga practice.

Whether it’s true or not, here’s a new website done by a friend whose family does impressive vegetarian cooking. Here she shares some great recipes for popular vegetarian dishes such as Asam Laksa, Vegetable Curry and so on.

The great thing is that the website is in English and Chinese, so check it out and prepare that special treat for yourself :)

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